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Dr. Tanumoy Mondol

Postdoctoral Researcher


 Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg                                           Phone: +49 761 203-6187

 Institute of Physical Chemistry                                                   E-Mail:

Professional Experience and Academics

  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 2016-2018: Postdoctoral research associate at Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • 2014-2015: Wallenberg research fellow at Umea University, Sweden
  • 2009-2014: PhD at S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India
  • 2007-2009: M.Sc (Biochemistry) at Calcutta University, India
  • 2004-2007: B.Sc (Chemistry) at Calcutta University, India

Research Area and Interests

  • HSP90 Protein folding and correlation between structure, dynamics and function
  • Structure and function of eukaryotic DNA polymerases in DNA replication and Repair
  • Structure and dynamics of Transcription factors and protein-DNA interaction in Transcription
  • Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, NMR spectroscopy, Cryo-electron microscopy.



Mondol T, Stodola JL, Galletto R, Burgers PM (2019) PCNA accelerates the nucleotide incorporation rate by DNA polymerase δ. Nucleic Acids Research, 47, 1977–1986.


Mazumder A, Batabyal S, Mondal M, Mondol T, Choudhury S, Ghosh R, Chatterjee T, Bhattacharyya D, Pal SK and Roy S (2017) Specific DNA sequences allosterically enhance protein-protein interaction in a transcription factor through modulation of protein dynamics: implications for specificity of gene regulation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19, 14781-14792.!divAbstract


Mondol T, Aden J and Wittung-Stafshede P (2016) Copper binding triggers compaction in N-terminal tail of Human copper pump ATP7B. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 470, 666-669.


Kahra D, Mondol T, Niemiec M. S and Wittung-Stafshede P (2015) Human Copper Chaperone Atox1 Translocates to the Nucleus but does not Bind DNA in Vitro. Protein Peptide letter 22, 532-538.


Batabyal S, Choudhury S. Sao D, Mondol T and Pal S. K (2014) Dynamical perspective of protein DNA interaction. Biomolecular Concepts 5, 21-43.

Choudhury S, Batabyal S, Mondol T, Sao D, Lemmens P and Pal S. K (2014) Ultrafast Dynamics of Solvation and Charge Transfer in a DNA-based Biomaterial. Chemistry: An Asian Journal 9, 1395-1402.


Batabyal S, Mondol T, Choudhury S, Mazumder A and Pal S. K (2013) Ultrafast Interfacial Solvation Dynamics in Specific Protein DNA Recognition. Biochimie 95, 2168-2176.

Batabyal S, Mondol T and Pal S. K (2013) Picosecond-resolved solvent reorganization and energy transfer in biological and model cavities. Biochimie 95, 1127-1135.


Mondol T, Batabyal S, Mazumder A, Roy S and Pal S. K (2012) Recognition of different DNA sequences by a DNA-binding protein alters protein dynamics differentially. FEBS Letters 586, 258-262. (Cover Article).

Mondol T, Batabyal S and Pal S. K (2012) Ultrafast Electron Transfer in the Recognition of Different DNA Sequences by a DNA-binding Protein with Different Dynamical Conformations. Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics 30, 362-370.

Mondol T, Batabyal S and Pal S. K (2012) Interaction of an Antituberculosis Drug with Nano-sized Cationic Micelle: Förster Resonance Energy Transfer from Dansyl to Rifampicin in the Microenvironment. Photochemistry Photobiology 88, 328-335.

Batabyal S, Mondol T and Pal S. K (2012) Fӧrster Resonance Energy Transfer in a nanoscopic system on Dielectric Interface. Nanotechnology 23, 495402.

Mondol T, Banerjee S, Batabyal S and Pal S.K (2012) Study of Biomolecular Recognition Using Time-resolved Optical Spectroscopy. International Review of Biophysical Chemistry 2, 211-237.


Mondol T, Rajdev P, Makhal A and Pal S. K (2011) Interaction of an Anti-tuberculosis Drug with a Nanoscopic Macromolecular Assembly: Temperature Dependent Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Studies on Rifampicin in an Anionic SDS Micelle. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115, 2924–2930.

Rajdev P, Mondol T, Makhal A and Pal S. K (2011) Simultaneous Binding of Anti–Tuberculosis and Anti–Thrombosis Drugs to a Human Transporter Protein: A FRET Study. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B 103, 153-158.


Awards and Grants
2013-2014: Research Grant from Novozymes and Henning Holck-Larsen foundation